Abhishek Bachchan Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Abhishek Bachchan was born on the 5th February 1976, in Mumbai, Maharashtra India, and is an actor and producer widely known for lead roles in Bollywood’s blockbuster franchise Dhoom as well as “Guru” (2007) and “Dostana” (2008).
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this talented Indian has accumulated so far? How rich Abhishek Bachchan is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Abhishek Bachchan’s wealth, as of mid-2016, is $30 million, acquired through his movie career which has been active since 2000.
Abhishek Bachchan Net Worth $30 Million
Abhishek Bachchan was born to Bollywood veterans and superstars, Jaya Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan, so it is no wonder that he has managed to make a successful acting career. Abhishek is of Kayastha descent from his father and Bengali from his mother, but has also some Punjabi ancestry. Although he was dyslexic as a child, it didn’t stop him from being educated and making a name for himself – attending Jamnabai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai. He later transferred to Modern School in New Delhi, and then enrolled at Aiglon College in Switzerland. He has also joined Boston University, but dropped out after a few months to return to Bollywood and pursue his acting career.
Abhishek Bachchan debuted in 2000 with a lead role in the J.P. Dutta war drama “Refugee”. Although the movie scored poorly at the box office, Abhishek earned pretty positive reviews for his performance. By 2004, he had starred in several other poorly received movies, though for the performance in “Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon”, a Sooraj R. Barjatya romantic comedy-drama, he was nominated for the Filmware Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2003, and in 2004 he won the award for his role in the political drama “Yuva” by Mani Ratnam. These engagements provided the basis for Abhishek Bachchan’s net worth.
The breakthrough in Abhishek Bachchan’s career came when he appeared as a Mumbai police officer in the 2004 blockbuster “Dhoom”, an action thriller that scored $11 million at the box office. This success was followed by “Bunty Aur Babli”, a 2005 crime comedy which was the second highest-grossing Bollywood movie of the year. The latter engagement, besides raising his popularity and adding a significant sum to his overall net worth, brought Abhishek Bachchan a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In 2005, Abhishek Bachchan starred alongside his father in another political drama – “Sarkar” – for which he was rewarded with his second Filmware Award for Best Supporting Actor. Prior to winning the same award for the third time in a row, in 2006 for the role in the romantic drama “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”, Abhishek Bachchan was cast in “Dus” (2005) and “Bluffmaster!” (2005). It is certain that all these engagements made a positive impact to the total amount of Abhishek Bachchan’s wealth.
Abhishek Bachchan acted in “Dhoom 2” in 2006, reprising his role from the original movie and increasing his popularity as well as his net worth – the movie was rated as the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of 2006, with impressive box office receipts of $35 million. Additionally, he appeared in “Sakar Raj”, the sequel to the 2005 “Sakar”, and “Dostana” (2008), both huge commercial successes with $8.8 and $15 million at the box office respectively, and both bringing Abhishek Bachchan Filmware Awards for Best Actor nominations as well as enriching his net worth in total.
In his career so far, Abhishek Bachchan has starred in over 60 movies, of which the most famous, apart from those already mentioned, are “Bol Bachchan” (2012) and “Dhoom 3” (2013).
Besides acting, Abhishek has recently co-bought the Chennaiyin FC, Indian Super League football club, and is also the current owner of the Jaipur Pink Panthers, Pro Kabaddi League franchise team, which won their first championship title in 2014. He has also served as the brand ambassador for various companies and brands including LG, Motorola, American Express, Videocon DTH, Idea Mobiles and Ford, and for these engagements, besides huge amount of money, he has also received the Best Brand Ambassador of the Year award in 2009.
When it comes to his personal life, Abhishek Bachchan was engaged to Karishma Kapoor in 2003, but it was called off after several months. Since 2007, he has been married to Aishwarya Rai, a former Miss World, an actress and a model with whom he has one daughter. The Time magazine enlisted them among the most influential Indians, and after appearance in The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2009, they were described as a super-couple in the Indian media.
Abhishek was signed by Vashu Bhagnani for the film Beta No. 1 in 1999. Vashu decided to change the subject and produce Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya.
Starred in TIPS Films shelved movie directed by Mohit Suri. Co starring Fardeen Khan, Sonam Kapoor. This was in 2012. It was said to be a road movie similar to Zindagi Milegi Na Dobaara.
Was going to star in Meghna Gulzar's "Milte Hain" opposite Vidya Balan, Produced by Sanjay Gupta. John Abraham was also approached for the same role. This was in 2010.
Was to star in Nagesh Kukunoor's film " Bemisal" with Rani Mukherjee. They were later replaced by Karan Nath and Sameera Reddy. The film was eventually shelved.
In 1998, Aditya Chopra was set to direct a film titled " Purushartha" . Starring Amitabh Bachchan , Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan. Aditya decided to shelve the film when J.P. Dutta offered Abhishek Aakhri Mughal.
Rinke Khanna auditioned for the lead role in Aakhri Mughal, but was not selected due to her height . Aakhri Mughal was to be Abhishek' s debut film.
Starred in Ripple Entertainment and Fox Studio's shelved film " The Last Revolutionary", directed by Priyadarshan. The film was to be based on the life and times of freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad. The film was going to be shot in English and released for a international audience. The film going to be shot on the same scale as the film " Gandhi". This was in 2001.
Starred in Satish Rajwade's shelved film " Akhand". Co starring Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty. Akshay was to play the role of a evil jailer. This was in 2004.
Starred in Bunty Walia's shelved film " Umeed" based on the 1996 Malta boat tragedy. Directed by Navraaz Kaur.The film co starred Sanjay Dutt. Sunny Deol's Kaafila was based on the same story. This was in 2004.
Starred in Vashu Bhagnani's shelved film directed by Madhur Bhandakar. This was in 2002.
Starred in ABCL's shelved film " Samjauta Express". Directed by Rakesh Mehra. It was to be a light hearted take on the relationship between Pakistan and India. Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Rani Mukherjee with Amitabh Bachchan in a Special Appearance. This was in 2002.
Starred in Sanjay Gupta' s shelved film" Dilli Ka Thug" . Co starring Sonu Sood, Boman Irani. Produced by Vinod Bachchan. This was in 2008.
Starred in Boney Kapoor' shelved film " Dil Chor". Co starring Kareena Kapoor and Snehal Dhabi. Directed by Satish Kaushik. The film was a remake of Tamil film Raja. But David Dhawan used all the comic scenes for his film Jodi. No. 1. This made Boney scrap the film.
Has 2 cousins . They are the children of actor Rajeev Verma and Rita Bhadhuri. The first cousin's name is Shiladitya Verma. He is a painter based in Bhopal. He is married to Poorvi Karanwar. The other cousin's name is Thathaghat Verma. He is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He is married to Darshika Mahajan.
Nephew of actor Rajeev Verma ( Married to mom Jaya's sister Rita). Aunt Rita Bhaduri is always mistaken for actress Rita Badhuri. This is due to them both having the same name.
Uncle's names are Kishore Srivastava and Ashok Srivastava. They are Amitabh' s paternal cousin's.
Cousin's name is Ravi Srivastava. He is the son of Kishore Srivastava ( Amitabh's cousin).
Was signed for Hamraaz (2002) but opted out.
He won his first Filmfare award for the critically acclaimed Yuva in 2004 opposite Rani Mukerji. Critics felt it was his chemistry with Rani that really helped his performance.
His first child, a daughter named Aaradhya, was born on November 16, 2011. 'Aaradhya' is a Sanskrit word meaning "first one, pleasing or worthy of being worshiped.".
His engagement to Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was announced on Sunday January 14, 2007, at the Bachchan residence near Juhu. The wedding was held on 20 Apr 2007. The wedding took place in a private ceremony at the Bachchan residence Prateeksha in Juhu, Mumbai.
Has a niece called Navya Naveli and a nephew called Agastye born to his sister Shweta Nanda.
Became a Mama (maternal uncle) in 1997, when his married sister, Shweta Nanda, gave birth to a baby girl.
Was engaged to Karisma Kapoor before the engagement was mutually broken off without any explanations by both parties.
Didn't finish studying business in the United States since he wanted to become an actor. His father, Amitabh Bachchan, supported Abhishek's decision.
About his father taking on the role of Marlon Brando in Sarkar (2005): "Please don't compare my father with Brando. It belittles both the actors who are big in their own fields. Even if my father plays The Godfather (1972), he'll do so in his own way".
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